Rick Ross has claimed that only he, Jay-Z, and Drake share rare air in the space of making music in the studio.
In a recent episode of the Drink Champs podcast, released on May 13th, Rick Ross discussed various aspects of his successful career, including his collaborative bond with Drake over the years and the exclusive class he and his other two rap contemporaries share.
“Me and Drizzy, our relationship is most definitely is real close,” Rick Ross said. “Imma be honest, I don’t know how much music we got because it’s so easy working with the homie. Imma be honest. We in the two percentile hen it comes to writers and creators. It’s called a two percentile. The two percentile — listen, if you not ready for this…. walk out of the room. But the two percentile is when you walk into the room, you hear something, a beat or a production that you actually love and can actually create it, write it, and execute it right then. I can’t say I’ve done that with many artists. It’s not even five artists.”
He continued: “He [Drake] is in the two percentile. And me being in the game over 20 years — And imma be honest, I understand when you working with Rozay, you don’t want that type of pressure on you. You come to the studio with me, it’s very few people that’s comfortable enough to listen to a beat, take my direction from it and create something in that moment, record it right then, and stand on it.”
Check out the full interview below:
“JAY-Z. The reason why I take my hat off to Hov. It was ‘Free Mason.’ We was at [Madison Square Garden]. Hov was on tour. I told Hov I’m finna come to your tour and imma just kick it with you. He had no idea I had the production, the beat, the record, the idea. And so I went to the tour. We backstage. It may be 20 minutes before he go and perform. This the greatest n-gga in the game. This Rozay. I’m still halfway broke n-gga. I want it. I want that motivation.”
“So I went backstage, right before he went on stage. ‘Big homie let me play you this beat.’ I’m expecting him to tell me ‘Not right now. Not right now.’ And I tried him, straight up. So I play my verse and the beat from ‘Free Mason.’ He leaning up against the wall before he go on stage. And he just started rapping right there. And what he saying is pertaining to what we talking about. So Hov is a two percenter.”